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The Old Ground

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Reviewed 26 May 2015

My husband booked the hotel as he had stayed here before but the guide book had said that the rooms were varied and not all were nice. We checked in later at 6:30 pm and were surprised to have a lovely room. The hotel is nicely situated across from a church and has a lovely outdoor area in the front...

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Clane, Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 25 May 2015

A group of us stayed for a couple of nights. Extremely well looked after. Rooms comfortable; food very high quality; Staff very friendly and looked after us. A traditional feel of relaxed luxury in the centre of the town

Thank ijg815
Bay Shore, New York, United States
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Just lovely. My wife and I stayed at this hotel, and five others during our backroads tour of Ireland. This gem in the town if Ennis has all the charm of old Ireland with all the modern conveniences. The staff is a tightly knit family. We know because the man who hustled our bags was also working in the dining...

Thank David K
Santa Rosa, CA
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This is such a lovely hotel in a perfect and sweet County Clare town. I cannot say enough about the rooms, reception desk staff, and breakfasts. The pub and restaurant are wonderful too. We're only here two nights and we wish we had more.

1Thank Judyalean
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Hotel comfortable with decent bed. Right in the heart of town. This place was pumping. Loads of guests. All dining areas full. Great bar scene. Dinner was great. Breakfast a nice selection from the buffet. Friendly efficient service in all areas.

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Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

The staff at the Old Ground were fabulous! The desk staff helped us to make an impromptu arrangement with a wonderful chauffeur, Tony Woods, who gave us an amazing tour and ride to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Staff was super nice. The rooms were great! The hotel is beautiful. The location is walking distance to everything we...

Thank MarcyEllen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Our trip around Ireland landed us in Ennis purely by virtue of making our way to Dingle from Donegal. The web pictures offer a slightly different perspective than when you arrive in person. Old Ground is not quite as expansive a hotel as I imagined, but it is in fact an "old world hotel" in a very European sense and...

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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 14 May 2015

On the plane to Shannon, we met an Irish woman who had grown up near Ennis. Now middle-aged, she talked about dressing up to go to the Old Ground for Sunday brunch. She remembered it as a grand old hotel. Our expectations (fueled in part by the woman we met and by the price of the room) were quite high,...

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MaryGleeson, General Manager at The Old Ground, responded to this review

Dear Visitor from Maryland, thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review. We are sorry that all aspects of your stay were not to your entire satisfaction - the detail in your review gives our team an opportunity to address issues that need to be corrected. In relation to heat, over 50% of our rooms are...

Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 13 May 2015

The Old Ground welcomed us into Ireland and it said goodbye to us as well. We arrived in Shannon early AM, and Ennis is a great starting point to any trip to Ireland. It is located within about 20 minutes from Shannon airport. We opted to book the prior night, so that we could arrive and check-in to our room...

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MaryGleeson, General Manager at The Old Ground, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a positive review of our property - it means a lot to our team that you would take the time to praise so many aspects of your stay. I hope you had a safe trip home and look forward to welcoming you soon again. Best regards

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Not many options in Ennis, and so ended up at this hotel, from the outside looks older than the inside, my room seemed to have been modernised recently and was very comfortable, though internet connection wasn't great at times, which was a must for my stay I'm afraid. Ate in the restaurant, service was great and fantastic choice, quite a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Town Hall Cafe
Town Hall Cafe
Cuisines: Irish, European, British, Soups
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 4* Old Ground Hotel is located in the centre of Ennis town, just 20 minutes from Shannon International Airport. With 83 newly refurbished deluxe rooms, a restaurant with superb cuisine, it is within easy reach of The Wild Atlantic Way, The Cliffs of Moher and magnificent and challenging links golf courses. The Old Ground Hotel is an elegant and stylish retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Ground

Address: Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street, Ennis, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
Price Range: €84 - €127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ground 4*
Number of rooms: 110
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“If flying from Shannon and this is your last night, consider booking in Limerick. Only slightly farther.”
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